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IDF strikes 3 Gaza targets

Military says attack on arms factory, two smuggling tunnels, response to rockets, mortars fired at Israel over weekend

Response to rockets: The Israel Air Force struck three targets in the Gaza Strip Sunday night including an arms factory in the northern Strip and two smuggling tunnels in the south.


The military reported that precise hits were identified and all jets returned safely to their bases. There were no reports of injuries on the Palestinian side.


The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said the assault came in response to the rockets and mortar shells fired at Israel over the weekend.


On Saturday, Palestinians fired four rockets into southern Israel, causing no damage or injuries. One of the rockets, with a 115 millimeter diameter, appears to have been manufactured outside the Strip.


"The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm citizens of the State of Israel or IDF soldiers and will continue to work determinedly and forcefully against any element operating terror against the State of Israel," the IDF statement said.


"The IDF holds the Hamas terror organization solely responsible for the occurrences in the Gaza Strip and for maintaining calm there."


Last Wednesday, after weeks of relative calm, the IDF opened fire at a cell of Palestinian terrorists approaching the border fence. The Palestinians reported two people were killed and eight others were injured from the shelling near the town of Beit Hanoun.



פרסום ראשון: 07.26.10, 07:28
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